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SharePoint Migration Providers Metalogix and MetaVis Consolidate

Two leading vendors of SharePoint-to-Office-365 migration tools are combining their portfolios.

Metalogix, a top Microsoft ISV, on Wednesday announced its acquisition of rival MetaVis for an undisclosed sum.

Both companies provide tools that enable migrations from SharePoint Server to Office 365, OneDrive for Business and other cloud services. Metalogix also offers Exchange migration tools. The deal not only eliminates a key rival for Metalogix, but it also facilitates the company's move to offer a richer set of cloud services tools.

Among the products in MetaVis' portfolio are SharePoint Migrator, Office 365 Migration and Management Suite, and the Architect Suite. They will extend Metalogix's Content Matrix, Migration Expert, ControlPoint and SharePoint Backup tools.

"What's great is we were in the process of building out a fully integrated cloud solutions platform, and MetaVis has exactly that -- a very easy-to-install, agentless, simple cloud platform where we're able to combine our efforts," said Metalogix CEO Steven Murphy. "Now we're able to hit the market with a very nice, integrated migration suite, which includes ongoing management with a focus on security and compliance administration, which are some really important issues."

Metalogix and MetaVis are among the five most popular SharePoint migration providers, according to Maggie Swearingen, a SharePoint consultant at Proviti, in a report for RCP's sister publication Redmond magazine. The other three are AvePoint, Dell Software and Sharegate. (Of course, Microsoft offers its own free tools.)

"We think, in a nutshell, this [merger of Metalogix and MetaVis] will solidify our stake as a leader in the migration and movement of content to the cloud -- Office 365 and other targets -- and this will just extend our range around compliance, security and administration," Murphy said.

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Jeffrey Schwartz is editor of Redmond magazine and also covers cloud computing for Virtualization Review's Cloud Report. In addition, he writes the Channeling the Cloud column for Redmond Channel Partner. Follow him on Twitter @JeffreySchwartz.

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